/ Question: using a sling direct on a wire
In the end I found a cam placement so used that instead.
The question is; rather than using a quickdraw. Could I have larksfooted a sling through the wire and clipped that to my rope instead?
I vaguely remember reading that you shouldn't put slings through wires but not really sure why.
Failing that is there a safe way of extending wires so that your carabiners aren't over an edge?
DMM did some testing on this. Check out the knowledge section of their website.
thanks thats great!
I'm curious to know if the sling would be damaged or weakened if a fall was taken on it, and how visible the damage would be.
I've just realised too - I still have your screwgate on my desk! I'm in Newcastle until Tuesday but I'll post it back the second I get home.
I'd be surprised if it did
Another option is to lark's foot a second wire to the first and then to clip the second as normal. Shouldn't see any significant reduction in strength this way, although it's perhaps not something you can do easily with one hand.
Did you read the results?
Hitching two nuts together was stronger than the rated strength of the nut.
No I didn't watch the video but I'm curious as to why you think interlinking 2 wires would be a problem.
> Did you read the results?
> Hitching two nuts together was stronger than the rated strength of the nut.
my statement is still true regardless of the minimum strength of said nut.
I didn't say there was a problem with it. I would much rather basket hitch in both instances.
I hadn't realised that the 2-wire method was included in the results table but the value returned isn't surprising. I'd say the advantage of this over using a sling is that it wouldn't abrade your sling if the rock edge was relatively sharp, since that change of angle seems to be what is preventing much of the force from being transmitted through to the primary wire. Other than that I don't see a lot of difference. If you're really (probably irrationally) worried that 7.6kN won't be enough you could always use a bigger wire as the linking element.
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